This Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 8:00 pm, DAILY GRINDHOUSE is sponsoring a screening of the 1989 noir THE KILL-OFF at Comfort Station in Chicago, IL. It is being shown as part of the “Released and Abandoned: Forgotten Oddities of the Home Video Era” series curated and hosted by longtime DAILY GRINDHOUSE writer Paul Freitag-Fey.



Based on hard-boiled author Jim Thompson’s novel of the same name, Freitag-Fey says the film “strips the numerous characters in the book down to a few. It’s a woefully underseen work of neo-noir, directed by Maggie Greenwald, the talented filmmaker who went on to direct wider-release films SONGCATCHER and THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO.”



THE KILL-OFF was part of a wave of late ’80s/early ’90s films that helped spark a renewed interest in adapting Thompson’s dark, cynically funny novels for the big-screen. But unlike films such as THE GRIFTERS or AFTER DARK, MY SWEET, it never garnered critical acclaim or reached a wide audience, making it a film that is calling out to be rediscovered.


Check out the Comfort Station website for all information about this screening and the other events being presented there.


Matt Wedge

Matt Wedge

Matt Wedge is a writer, film fanatic, cat herder, and Daily Grindhouse news editor whose obsession with the films of Larry Cohen and sticking up for unfairly-maligned cinematic bombs can be read at his site, Obsessive Movie Nerd. You can follow him on Twitter as @MovieNerdMatt.
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